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17 June 2021 - Edition no.246
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EU-US launch Trade and Technology Council to lead values-based global digital transformation

European commission - 15 JUNE 2021

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5 things to know about EU-US tech relations after Biden’s visit

Politico - 15 June 2021

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EU, US eye ‘Green Technology Alliance’ at Brussels summit

Euractiv - 15 june 2021

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Macron aims for 10 European tech giants valued at €100B by 2030

Politico - 15 JUNE 2021

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EU court says Facebook can face national privacy cases outside Ireland too

Telecompaper - 15 JUNE 2021

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EU lawmakers demand strong security against cyber threats

Euractiv - 14 June 2021

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EU’s flagship programme Connecting Europe Facility 2.0 adopted by the Council

European Council - 14 June 2021

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Slovenia to speed up legislative agenda for key digital files, ambassador says

Euractiv - 11 June 2021

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How is European digital innovation doing? And what about Europe’s digital policies? Our Digital Policy Day webinar on 22/6, in collaboration with MLex, will tackle the most burning questions arising from the intersection between digitalization and regulation. Final agenda & line-up of speakers:

9.15 – 9.20: Morning introduction by Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
9.20 – 10.30: Digital Services | Addressing imbalances, boosting innovation
  • Gerard de Graaf, Director for Digital Transformation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Pablo de Carvajal, General Counsel & Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica
  • Raegan MacDonald, Director of Public Policy, Mozilla
  • Richard Burnley, Legal & Policy Director, EBU
  • Moderator: Matthew Newman

10.35 – 11.40: Digital Sustainability | Achieving net zero, faster
  • William Neale, Adviser for Circular Economy, DG ENVI, European Commission
  • Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
  • Rachel Samrén, SVP, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer, Telia Company
  • Pastora Valero, SVP, Public Policy and Government Affairs EMEAR, Cisco
  • Moderator: Giulia Bedini
13.45 – 14.50: Digital Networks | Roll-out, uptake and inclusion
  • Rita Wezenbeek, Director Connectivity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Michel Van Bellinghen, Chair 2021, BEREC
  • Susana Solís Pérez, Member of the European Parliament
  • Matthieu Agogué, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, Orange
  • Erzsebet Fitori, Head of EU Affairs & Relations, Vodafone
  • Moderator: Cynthia Kroet
14.55 – 16.00: Digital Competition | Fairer markets, better societies
  • Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur, Digital Markets Act
  • Thomas Kramler, Head of Unit of the E-commerce and Data Economy Antitrust Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Wolfgang Kopf, SVP Group Public & Regulatory Affairs at Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Oliver Bethell, Head of Competition, EMEA, Google
  • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  • Moderator: Lewis Crofts
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What do Europeans see as opportunities in Digital?

On 9 March, the Commission laid out its vision for Europe's digital transformation by 2030 in its Communication “Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade“, and proposed to compile a set of digital principles. This covers areas such as access to internet services, to a secure and trusted online environment, to digital health services and to human-centric digital public services and administration.

All interested people and parties can also share their view on digital education and skills necessary for people to take an active part in society and in democratic processes, ethical principles for human centric algorithms, the protection and empowerment of children and young people in the online space or digital systems and devices that respect the environment. They are also invited to propose alternative formulations or elaborate on other possible principles.

These principles will complement existing rights that already protect and empower Europeans online such as the protection of their personal data and privacy, freedom of expression, freedom to set up and conduct a business online or the protection of their intellectual creations.  



ETNO - JUNE 2021

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Paving the Way: EU Policy Action for Automotive Circularity


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Facts & Figures

Are your home and your belongings internet-connected?  



The #BCRD is one of the key regulatory incentives to facilitate the roll-out of high-speed electronic communications networks. The BCRD review comes at a time that is critical for EU’s #digital and #connectivity targets. Read our paper for more:
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Europe is at the forefront in the #nanometer race! 🇪🇺 IMEC’s European hub in Belgium is engraving #processors in *ONE POINT FOUR* nanometer — a world record. That’s 0.0000000014 meter of fineness — preparing the market of tomorrow for #health, #mobility and industrial #edge.
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On free flow of data: we launch the adoption process of the #adequacydecision for the transfer of personal data to the Republic of Korea. It will help dynamic trade relations & shows increasing convergence of #DataProtection legislation around:
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What’s in for European citizens and residents when it comes to the newly proposed European Digital Identity? From #eSignature to #eID, this could change our digital experience in the coming years:
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The Trade & Technology Council is a first Digital Partnership with the aim to: Expand trade & investments Avoid unjustified technical barriers to trade Cooperate in areas of high potential for our economies, especially #digital #EUUSsummit
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Transatlantic Tech Relations: ETNO and @USTelecom welcome the strengthening of the #transatlantic dialogue on industrial and policy approaches to technology. Read the joint statement of the telecom industry here:
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Into the Digital Decade: Fostering EU tech innovation through a strong IPR framework

Ericsson - 15 June 2021

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Telecom Italia and Cisco seal cloud business services partnership

Reuters - 15 June 2021

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Telefonica, Microsoft, Repsol lead Spanish industrial AI consortium

Telecompaper - 15 JUNE 2021

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What tech investors are looking for in China

Financial Times - 14 June 2021

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Huawei targeting self-driving cars by 2025

TotalTele - 14 June 2021

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The Cybersecurity Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

Technewsworld - 4 June 2021

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In praise of Trans-Atlantic tech cooperation

QualComm - 23 April 2021

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Dublin Tech summit,
17 June 2021, Virtual Event

Dublin tech summit

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17 - 18 june 2021, Virtual Event

Annual Privacy Forum 2021

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Finnish Government Cyber center,
18-20 June 2021, Virtual Event

5G Cybersecurity Hack

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European Commission,
21 June - 2 July 2021, Virtual Event

Digital For our planet

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22 June 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Policy Day

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Spectrum Management,
23 – 25 June 2021, Virtual Event

16th European Spectrum management Conference

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Capacity Europe,
22 – 24 June 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Infra Leaders Europe

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28 – 30 June 2021, Virtual Event

Into Europe's Digital Decade

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29 June 2021, Virtual Event

High Performance COmputing: The Engine of the EU data economy

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British Chamber of Commerce | EU and Belgium,
30 June 2021, Virtual Event

Business Implications of the Data Governance Act

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PubAffairs BRuxelles,
12 July 2021, Virtual Event

Smart and Sustainable: how can Digitial help the green transition?

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Infosecurity Europe,
13 – 15 July 2021, London and virtual

Infosecurity Europe Conference

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